GeekDad Giveaway — Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush

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To celebrate the October 26th release of Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush, Atari would like to give a few lucky GeekDad readers a copy of the game! In case you missed the previous post about Rookie Rush, here’s what it is about.

Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush offers kids the opportunity to get in the huddle with fan-favorite characters Pablo, Dmitri, and Joey as they block and tackle their way through energetic, kid-friendly football games. There are 12 interactive, neighborhood fields representing each character’s home turf and also a “My Backyard” field mode in which players can unlock items and populate their unique backyard. Kids can play pick-up football games with their Backyard Sports neighborhood friends in both single game and tournament options, or play the game in Backyard Sports’ inventive new story mode. The Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush storyline centers on the Backyard kids who must come to terms with the new kid on the block, combine their unique talents, overcome egos and the odds in order to win a tournament and a big grand prize.

To pump up the action even further, Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush features super-charged power-ups such as Banana Peels, Deep Freeze and Leap Frog, 5 new mini games including Sack Attack and Target Practice, unique character customization options, and a family mode, making this an exciting gameplay experience for all ages. The updated graphics and striking visuals create a stunning game which is sure to impress kids and parents alike.

I received my copy the day the game was released and it has been a family favorite. My son is six and does not understand the rules of football, but Rookie Rush offers a very intuitive guide to understanding. Let’s face it, unless you have played the sport yourself, it can be confusing – even for adults. For the giveaway, state in the comments below your favorite football story (keep it family friendly…) and you could win your own copy of Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush! Be sure to also post your game system — Xbox 360, Wii, or Nintendo DS — and winners will be selected before Monday Night Football kick-off (11/08/10).

Review copy, images and giveaway items were/will be provided by Atari. Visit for more information.

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